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January 27 , 2011 

Playing With Heart

Sheboygan , Wis. — This year, the Sheboygan North/South basketball rivalry offers fans something different. When the teams meet on Saturday, January 29, they will be Playing with Heart in more ways than one. A joint effort between the schools and St. Nicholas Hospital Cardiovascular Services/Prevea Health, heart health will take center court at the day-long series of games.

From 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., fans can get free blood pressure screenings and receive healthy heart information at several booths set up at Sheboygan North High School.

During the games, watch for game towels and t-shirts with healthy heart messages to be tossed into the crowd.

The American Heart Association recommends that heart attack prevention begin by age 20. That means assessing risk factors and working to keep them low. The Playing with Heart event is for people of all ages interested in heart health.

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi . It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Wisconsin (Sheboygan, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and two in Green Bay) and in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator). For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org

To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

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CONTACT: Lisa Malak
Media/PR Specialist
St. Vincent Hospital
835 South Van Buren Street
Green Bay , WI 54301
920-884-5570
lisa.malak@stvgb.org

 

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Specialist
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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